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COLUMBIA — The Friends of Epworth will hold the second Friends Night Gala happening on Feb. 14, 2014, at Leaside in Columbia from 8 p.m. to midnight.


“A Night at the Silver Screen,” which will benefit the Epworth Children’s Home, promises to be unlike any other gala experience as visitors walk the red carpet, mingle with stars from Hollywood’s silver screen and discover what it’s like to “dream big” and reach for the stars.


The gala, hosted by The Friends of Epworth, raises awareness and financial support for the children who call Epworth home-children who have experienced abuse, neglect or significant loss.


Not only do they come to Epworth with limited personal items, but with limited hopes and dreams. Epworth Children’s home and the Friends of Epworth are committed to providing a safe place for children to dream.


This fundraising event offers an opportunity to turn despair into hope by investing in the resources needed to transform each child’s life so they can dream big and reach their full potential.


Tickets are on sale at www.friendsofepworth.org. Deadline to order is Jan. 31. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple. Sponsorships opportunities are available as well. Tickets include heavy hors d’oevres, open bar and music and dancing to the sounds of Tokyo Joe.


Formed in 2011, the Friends of Epworth is a group of professionals and community leaders committed to supporting the children who call Epworth home by expanding the network of Friends and hosting fundraising events. The mission of the Friends of Epworth is to enrich the lives of children by raising undesignated funds to be given to Epworth Children’s Home.


Since 1896, Epworth Children’s Home has been a place for children to grow, learn and be loved. Children ages four to 18 come to Epworth from impaired family systems and our purpose is to break the cycle of abuse, neglect and shame and replace it with lives of self-respect, responsibility and productivity. This is done through a nurturing and loving community that provides individualized care in the five primary areas of education, counseling, medical care, physical and social development, and spiritual enrichment.


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